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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Calama in Chile

Earthquake location -20.9996S, -68.7555WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 162 km N of Calama, Chile (101 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 09:26:49 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.04 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000bq5p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bq5p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 129.04 km, -68.7555° West, -20.9996° South. Global time and date of event 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 09:26:49 / September 19, 2020 @ 9:26 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 162 km N of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7555° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.9996° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 162 km N of Calama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-19 09:26:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-19 09:45:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.913 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bq5p Id of event.
Event Code 7000bq5p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bq5p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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